Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Ohio Players: Honey [Mercury, 1975]
A/k/a Boogity-Shoogity, and I don't mean to be mean--I quite like these guys in limited doses. There are even good slow ones here. What's more, it's their funniest album ever, and that's no typo. Only I can't quite convince myself that artistic development is even a category for a group that is clearly pure Act if not pure Product. What I can do, however, is be glad that they make Earth, Wind & Fire sound like the Herbie Mann Singers. B+